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How Your Business or Non-Profit Can Guard Against Phishing Attacks

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By Frederic Farcy

Editor’s note: The article was adapted from a blog post by Frederic Farcy, president of TNTMAX, who recently emailed his clients to warn them about an increase in phishing email attacks.

WARNING! We are witnessing a significant surge in sophisticated phishing email attacks that are bypassing even the most secure defenses. Even users equipped with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and robust passwords are falling victim to these scams. The attackers are crafting emails so convincing, that unsuspecting users are clicking on malicious links, enabling the perpetrators to clone MFA tokens and credentials. This breach allows them unauthorized access to users’ emails which, in turn, may result in a serious business email compromise.

A key factor contributing to this escalation is the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) by cybercriminals. AI empowers them to rapidly generate highly convincing and targeted phishing emails. Additionally, the Dark Web now offers services like Phishing-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS), making these attacks more accessible to bad actors.

PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR COMPANY:

  • BE VIGILANT and SLOW TO CLICK: Exercise caution with every email, attachment, or link. Question what the sender is asking you to do, especially if there’s a sense of urgency. An example of this would be an email about a bank account change for a wire transfer payment.
  • PAUSE & VERIFY: Before taking any action, review emails carefully. Verify the authenticity of any request by calling the sender using a trusted phone number you have for them.
  • STAY INFORMED: Keep up to date on the latest phishing techniques and cybersecurity best practices.

Your digital safety is paramount. Err on the side of caution to protect yourself from potential threats. TNTMAX is always here to help. We regularly post about cybersecurity threats and best practices on our social media and website. Be sure to give us a follow if you haven’t already and please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Frederic Farcy, founder of TNTMAX, has more than 35 years of experience in the information technology, cybersecurity, and strategic IT consultancy space. He started TNTMAX over 20 years ago.

TNTMAX in Wyckoff, NJ, is a dynamic technology company specializing in innovative managed services and cybersecurity solutions for businesses across various industries. Known for their commitment to cutting-edge IT services and exceptional customer support, TNTMAX is a trusted partner for businesses seeking to optimize their digital infrastructure.